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[WasedaX] “Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters” Relaunched!

Interested in learning about tsunamis and natural disasters?

Registered for CosDis101X last time but didn’t have the time to finish?


“[CosDis101X] Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters” has been re-released! The new cycle for CosDis101X officially launched on June 11, 2018, and will be open for 9 months.


Course Title: Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters

Instructor: Professor Tomoya Shibayama (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University)

Course Dates: June 11, 2018 ~ March 22, 2019



The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami. The 2013 Typhoon Haiyan Storm Surge. Coastal disasters continue to strike coast lines around the world, and often cause devastation and suffering. What are the mechanisms that drive coastal disasters? What can we do to minimize the damage? Professor Shibayama will answer your questions in “Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters”.


What you’ll learn:

  • The science and mechanisms of tsunamis and storm surges
  • Natural coastal disaster prevention concepts and measures
  • How to better prepare for a natural coastal disaster
Enrollment to this online course and auditing is FREE. To receive a verified certificate, a $49 fee needs to be paid to edX.

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